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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using Internet Archive TV News service.


Barack Obama
CNNW 01/19/2015
Blitzer: The "Times" report says the NSA started breaching North Korea's hacking networks back in 2010. The North Koreans have denied hacking Sony but this report says U.S. intelligence agencies were able to track it back so quickly because of the monitoring they had done for at least a few years. Tonight, Kim Jong-un knows how the U.S. government came to point the finger at him for the Sony cyber attack. Obama: We can confirm that North Korea engaged in this attack. Todd: How could the President be so confident just a few weeks after Sony had been hacked? “The New York Times" reports the National Security Agency, America's super-secret eavesdroppers, had infiltrated North Korea's shadowy cyber warriors since 2010. Winkler: It appears that what happened was NSA established footholds in various parts of North Korea's computer infrastructure. They basically established footholds in the Chinese region and they apparently established footholds in the Malaysian region.
Brian Todd
Correspondent for CNN
CNNW 01/19/2015
Todd: The Times reports the NSA began spying on North Korea’s computer networks after becoming increasingly concerned that the regime was bolstering its teams of hackers. Kim Jong-un's government has a secretive hacking team called Bureau 121 and a larger cyberbranch called The Reconnaissance General Bureau commanded by Kim Yong Chol a former bodyguard for Kim's father and grandfather. Rasch: One of the things the North Koreans have done is built up effective and strong teams with skills and training designed simply to break into computers and destroy them and also to gather intelligence. Todd: If the U.S. intelligence community knew Kim's hackers were building their capabilities did anyone in the U.S. government warn Sony that it could be attacked? North Korea had warned as early as last June that it considered Sony's movie "The Interview" an act of war.
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